TO GUARD YOUR MORNING TREASURE
Ever wonder what it might be like to breath fire? Well next time you grab a fresh cup of coffee or tea, take a sip right away and observe as your taste buds are quickly scalded into tasteless obedience. (Do not actually do this. Please wait for your beverage to cool down).
Whether your favorite dragon is winged or wingless, fire-breathing, gold-hoarding, puffy, or hibernating, this Dragon Head Mug is for you. Available in red or black, this ceramic 20 oz mug will keep things hot! Not so much with its fire-breathing abilities (the mug cannot breath fire), but because that’s what mugs do.
On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles--where each storyteller spins a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings--and prays to survive the challenge.
Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.
First course: With bad consequence, a ramen chef refuses to help a beggar, and a band of pirates get more (and less) than they were bargaining for after their encounter with a drowning woman turns ghastly.
Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the infamous author and chef, Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential, Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose (Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster, back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro!). Joining them this issue are stellar artists Alberto Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey, with amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope